Top Workplace Trends for 2017: Excellent Prospects For Workers

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Excellent Workplace Trends for 2017 from Dan Schawbel. All 10 are worth checking out (see links below) but these 3 are the ones I see having the most immediate impact.

 1. The blended workforce is on the rise.

  • The “rise of freelance workers” is one of the top employment trends.
  • 40% of the workforce will be freelancers in the next few years.
  • More companies are hiring on-demand to solve key problems.
  • With many freelancers working at remote offices, the ability to manage without borders is going to become a critical skill globally.

2. Millennials meet Generation Z in the workplace.

  • 2017 will be the first full year that Gen Z will be settled into the workplace.
  • 36% of millennials have a manager title or above.
  • Only 7% of companies have accelerated leadership programs to nurture millennials.
  • Millennials negatively stereotype Gen Zs as being lazy.

3. The war for talent heats up as the employer and employee contract continues to evolve. 

  • The average tenure for employees is 4.6 years in the United States with Millennials leaving after 2 years.
  • 76% of full-time workers are actively looking for a job or open to new opportunities.
  • 48% of employers are unable to fill job vacancies because of the skills gap and high attrition rates.
  • 90% of employers anticipate more competition for talent, especially in North America, India and Asia. As a result, companies are being forced to focus more on corporate culture and values than pay in order to retain employees.

See below for links to articles from Forbes and NACS.

Synopsis of all 10 trends from NACS.

Full article from Forbes, here.

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